Booster Update

COVID vaccine boosters are now available for patients 18+ who received their initial vaccines at least 6 months ago. Please make your appointment online.

COVID Vaccine & Illness Services

COVID-19 Vaccine First Doses

Primary Health is now vaccinating all individuals age 5+. Vaccine availability varies by location. Please make an appointment to ensure the clinic you'd like to visit has the vaccine you wish to receive. For patients age 5 - 17, Pfizer (Comirnaty) is the only vaccine available. 

Learn more about COVID vaccine for children on the CDC website.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Pfizer (Comirnaty)
If you received the Pfizer vaccine for your initial 2-dose series at least 6 months ago and are age 18 or older, you may now receive a booster. Learn more about booster requirements and which vaccines may be available to you.

Moderna
If you received the Moderna vaccine for your initial 2-dose series at least 6 months ago and are age 18 or older, you may now receive a booster. Learn more about booster requirements and which vaccines may be available to you.  

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
If you received the Janssen vaccine initially, please review the requirements to receive a booster before coming in to a clinic. 

Patients who qualify for a booster may schedule their appointment online.

Vaccine Info Updated 11/19/21
View or download our COVID-19 Vaccine Overview.

Vaccine Locations

Pfizer (Comirnaty):
All Locations

Moderna: 
All Locations

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): 
Broadway
Cole & Fairview 
Overland & Maple Grove
Garden City
Meridian
Meridian Crossroads
Nampa Garrity 
North Caldwell

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COVID-19 and Illness Testing

Patients with illness symptoms can be seen at any Primary Health clinic, no appointment required. Patients will be strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID, even if they are fully vaccinated. Most PCR test results are back in 48 hours or less.

You must provide valid insurance information at the time of your visit if you would like us to bill your insurance company. Most insurance plans cover the cost of COVID testing and the associated visit. Copays and deductibles may apply.
 
For patients who are uninsured, Primary Health will attempt to receive reimbursement from federal programs which exist to help cover these costs. If federal programs do not cover the cost of a patient’s visit and testing, the patient will be responsible to contact Primary Health and make a payment plan if needed.

Asymptomatic patients (no symptoms) may also seek COVID testing at any location.

We require everyone who enters a Primary Health clinic to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status or the reason for their visit.

Children age 17 and younger may be seen in Pediatric Urgent Care, and are also welcome at all other Primary Health locations.

Download a copy of the Coronavirus Patient Handout here.

Symptoms or Exposure: When to Get Tested
People with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested regardless of their vaccination status. Testing is critical when it comes to understanding how the virus is spreading, so patients can isolate as necessary and health care providers can plan for community needs. Read more here.

  • People who have known exposure to someone with suspected/confirmed COVID-19:
    • Fully vaccinated people do not have to quarantine, but they are advised to get tested 3-5 days after exposure (and continue precautions until they get a negative test)
    • Unvaccinated people should quarantine and be tested immediately. If negative, they can be tested again in 5-7 days to shorten their quarantine. See guidelines here
    • Anyone who tests negative after being exposed to COVID-19 but then develops any COVID symptoms should be tested again immediately.

COVID-19 Rapid Tests 
Patients with no COVID symptoms or exposure may receive a COVID-19 rapid test at any clinic. The cost is $125, due at the time of service. We are unable to bill insurance for rapid tests.

General Questions
If you have general questions about coronavirus in Idaho, please call your local health district (numbers below) or click here to learn more about coronavirus in Idaho.

Southwest District Health: 208-455-5411
Central District Health: 208-321-2222

See CDC patient instructions (English and Spanish) for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are under investigation.
See CDC caregiver instructions (English and Spanish) for people who are caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Booster Qualifications

You qualify for a Pfizer booster if: 

  1. Your last Pfizer dose was more than 28 days ago, AND you have:
  2. Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  3. Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system (such as Prednisone, Cellcept, Tacrolimus, or Cyclosporine)
  4. Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  5. Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  6. Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  7. Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response (i.e. Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Rituxin, Cosentyx, Tremfya, Xeljanz)

You may also qualify for a Pfizer booster if:

  1. Your last Pfizer vaccine dose was more than 6 months ago, AND you are: 
  2. Adult 65 years of age and older
  3. Adult 50 years of age and older with one of the following medical conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic lung disease (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, etc.)
    • Dementia or neurological conditions
    • Diabetes 
    • Down syndrome
    • Heart conditions
    • HIV infections
    • Immunocompromised (weakened immune system)
    • Liver disease
    • Overweight or obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Current or former smoker
    • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant 
    • Substance use disorder
    • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  4. Resident or staff member of a long-term care facility.
  5. Adult 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions (listed under number two) AND have reviewed with your specialist or family practice doctor who is now recommending the booster dose.
  6. Adult 18-64 years of age who is at increased risk for COVID-19 due to your occupation or institutional setting. (Health care workers and other job/living settings).
     

Booster Update

COVID vaccine boosters are now available for patients 18+ who received their initial vaccines at least 6 months ago. Please make your appointment online.